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Rock of Ages (2012)

PG-13  |   |  Comedy, Drama, Musical  |  15 June 2012 (USA)
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A small town girl and a city boy meet on the Sunset Strip, while pursuing their Hollywood dreams.

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Little Girl on Bus
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Random Guy
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Beth
Michael Olusczak ...
Crook
Anthony Bellissimo ...
Rocker Thief
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Doug Flintlock
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Mayor's Secretary
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Chico (as Angelo Donato Valderrama)
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Storyline

1987. Naive Sherrie Christian has just arrived in Hollywood from Tulsa looking to become a rock star. She is just like Drew Boley was when he first arrived in Hollywood, he, now the Hollywood veteran, who works as a bar back at the Bourbon Club, known as the center of the rock scene in town and the place where many of the biggest acts in rock got their big break. The two meet as Drew helps Sherrie with a situation when she first arrives in town. Despite Dennis Dupree, the Bourbon's owner/manager, not liking to hire people like Drew or Sherrie - someone who has musical aspirations - as service staff, Drew is able to convince Dennis and his assistant Lonny to hire Sherrie as a server, Drew and Sherrie who have a blossoming mutual attraction. Dennis and Lonny, who are having financial difficulties, are able to convince rock star Stacee Jaxx, the perpetually stoned front man for the band Arsenal who got his first break performing at the Bourbon, to perform for free at a benefit concert at... Written by Huggo

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Nothin' but a good time


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Rated PG-13 for sexual content, suggestive dancing, some heavy drinking, and language | See all certifications »

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15 June 2012 (USA)  »

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Budget:

$75,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$14,437,269 (USA) (15 June 2012)

Gross:

$38,509,342 (USA) (10 August 2012)
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Trivia

When Lonny calls the audience "a foul and pestilent congregation of vapors," he is quoting William Shakespeare's "Hamlet," Act II, Scene 2. See more »

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West Hollywood, where the Sunset Strip is, has never been part of Los Angeles, so the mayor of LA has never had jurisdiction there. See more »

Quotes

Drew Boley: Paul, I am Wolfgang Von Colt. Not 'Joshy-Z', or the 'Z Guyz'.
Paul Gill: It's not the Z Guyz, it's 'Z-Guyeezz'.
Drew Boley: ...Z-Guyeezz?
Paul Gill: Double the E, double the Z, double the flava!
Drew Boley: [confused] What does the 'Z' even stand for?
Paul Gill: [thinks] Um... nothing! You're over-thinking it! Look, names that end in 'Z' are very popular among the 14-21 audience. We did a whole focus group on this. Numbers don't lie.
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Referenced in The Tonight Show with Jay Leno: Episode #20.169 (2012) See more »

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Here I Go Again
Written by David Coverdale and Bernie Marsden
Performed by Diego Boneta, Paul Giamatti, Julianne Hough, Mary J. Blige and Tom Cruise
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Not Bad At All
26 June 2012 | by (Suriname) – See all my reviews

What is there to say? This is a musical comedy about love, rock, music industry absurdities, complete with aging god-of-rock-at-the-very-lonely-top, with the cast actually singing quite well... I enjoyed every minute of it.

Ignore the bashers. Ignore the thin plot. Ignore the complaints about the movie not being what a musical should be - when compared to such and such another movie. Just sit back, take it with a grain of salt, and enjoy, the very nicely mixed-into-medley 80's Rock 'n Roll hits; all extravagantly presented for your entertainment.

The movie is worth your time; if only for the breath of fresh air that it provides, and of course, that priceless Ga-Ga-puppy-eyed-look of Julianne Hough when up close and personal with Tom Cruise's Stacee Jaxx. That was money all by itself.

Tom Cruise was excellent as rock-god; Julianne Hough did a believable sweet & innocent-small-town-girl-in-love. Alec Baldwin's character did slightly weird me out, in a funny way.

The movie rocks.


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